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Plae Pakaa

Address: St 13, corner of St. 178 | National Museum, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone Number: +855 17 998 570
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Ranked #9 of 118 Activities in Phnom Penh
Type: Performances
Owner description: Plae Pakaa is an initiative by Cambodian Living Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to the...
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Type: Performances
Owner description: Plae Pakaa is an initiative by Cambodian Living Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to the transformation of Cambodia through the arts. The production features three rotating shows in an open-air theater at the National Museum of Phnom Penh. Each performance showcases a wide range of traditional performing arts. With more than Apsara dances, we offer you the chance to discover the diversity of Cambodian culture and traditional arts through dramatic and dynamic performances. In addition to giving a unique opportunity to experience Cambodian culture and arts, Cambodian Living Arts aims to empower emerging arts professionals through their development and employment. Your participation enhances our mission to transform and revitalize the country through creative expression. Tickets for high season are on sale starting October 1, 2014 and available till March 28, 2015. Change in Schedule: There will be NO show during the Water Festival November 5,6,7. The regular schedule will resume Saturday November 8.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Bringing back an art that was almost destroyed by the Khmer Rouge - this is a beautiful and extremely professional art performance. Dance and story telling in the perfect Cambodian spice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

Loved this show and I am not a dance fan. It was a really good mix of traditional dances from the slow and serious to the very amusing. And the whole team around the show are great - warm and enthusiastic as they reestablish Cambodian dance after it was devastated by the Khmer Rouge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Tim Ellison, the originator of One Degree Forward, a charity which supports a number of Cambodian students as well as an orphanage in the countryside of Cambodia, recommended that I take the student I sponsor and another as well to see this program. Niether of them had been - the both loved it as did I. The program we saw... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

There is a show every day except Sundays right at the National Museum very conveniently located and it is an excellent way for an evening out in Phnom Penh. The dancer are accomplished and you are transported to a different time and place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We had a great evening at the Plae Pakaa. It was in a small outside theatre so the performance seemed quite intimate even though we were sitting on the back row. Most of our experiences in Cambodia were quite hectic because of how busy the cities were so it was nice to find a quiet spot and relax while watching... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

An impressive hour long dance show with insight into the meaning of reach dance the Cambodian Living Arts foundation aims to support a program that celebrates and cultivates the Cambodian arts community. Empowering emerging arts professionals through their development and employment. Participation enhances the mission of Cambodian Living Arts to transform and revitalize the country through creative expression.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

After reading the reviews on here I was expecting to be blown away by this show. Don't get me wrong I support what they are doing but from an entertainment perspective it was just ok. Nothing special and not something I'd rush out to tell others to come see. It was very much a amateur dramatics show at for $15... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

You MUST not miss a performance of the Plae Pakaa at the National Museum. Each performance takes you on a journey through Cambodian heritage and arts. Held most nights the performances are held on an outdoor stage, the costumes are amazing and the performers just brilliant. The troupe receives supports from the Cambodian Living Arts, a non-government organisation, to continue... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

If you visit Phnom Penh and do not come and see the show you are missing out. Each dance we saw was explained on a screen above the stage for the first few minutes of every dance so we could follow the story. The interaction between the dancers was fabulous and their costumes were amazing! Definitely not worth missing! Am... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Such a beautiful performance - gorgeous choreography, music, acting... everything was so wonderfully done. I was mesmerized.

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